ALTA, Iowa – IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start at Buena Vista Raceway’s Wednesday, July 1 Kyle Suter Memorial.Larry and Desi Suter of North Central Line Service sponsor the draw/redraw special and pay the $35 entry fee for Stock Cars. Fifty dollar hard charger, long tow and tough luck awards will be given. Tow money for the Stocks is $75.Also running Wednesday at Alta are Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Mach-1 Sport Compacts and BVR Bombers.All applicable points will be awarded in the IMCA divisions.Pit gates open at 5 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. with racing to follow.Grandstand admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and veterans with ID and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $25.More information is available by calling 712 299-7304, on Facebook and at the www.buenavistaraceway.com website.
The Augsburg lateral defender is impressed by his output at the Nations Cup and looks forward to the next editionGhana international Abdul Baba Rahman has said he bagged a lot of experience at his debut Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea last month.The 20-year-old Augsburg left-back was instrumental as Ghana reached the finals for the second time in five years losing to Ivory Coast on penalties.“It was great representing my country in Africa’s biggest soccer tournament and I hope I can play in more Afcons and give my best for my country,” Rahman told Goal Ghana.“It was a great tournament and I think the team improved game after game as we started to understand each other and started working for each other. That is how come I improved game after game also.”Rahman, who is a transfer target of Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Dortmund and AS Roma, was awarded by Augsburg over the weekend for placing second at the Afcon. “It is great to receive such an honour from my club, I am feeling very elated and glad and I thank them for the nice gesture,” Rahman added.
HOUSTON — It seems that Justin Upton’s All-Star break has started early.Upton was not in the lineup for the third straight game on Saturday, and he said the plan is to give him Sunday off, too, which will allow him more than a week for his tight left quad to improve.Upton, who came out of Wednesday’s game with the injury, said he felt “good” on Saturday, but the team wouldn’t even let him try to run.“At this point they want to give me as much time as they can,” Upton said Saturday. “With the break right around the corner, they think if they err on the cautious side, when Friday comes around I won’t have any issues.” Upton missed the first two and a half months of the season with a sprained toe. Since returning, he hit .269 with three homers and an .806 OPS.“I felt great,” Upton said. “I was putting the ball in play and giving myself a chance. Obviously, it’s a round bat, round ball, so you can mis-hit some balls. For the most part, I feel like I’m making good swings.”LEADOFF SHUFFLETommy La Stella’s injury has left the Angels with a question mark in the leadoff spot.Manager Brad Ausmus indicated earlier in the week that he would likely have Kole Calhoun bat leadoff against righties and David Fletcher against lefties. However, on Saturday he put Fletcher at the top against a righty, with Calhoun in the cleanup spot.Ausmus normally wouldn’t want the left-handed hitting Calhoun to bat behind Shohei Ohtani, also a lefty, but the Houston Astros don’t currently have a lefty in their bullpen. He also put lefties Justin Bour and Jarrett Parker back-to-back. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter The Angels leadoff spot could eventually go to Luís Rengifo, who profiles almost perfectly for that job. He’s a switch hitter with speed and he is disciplined at the plate.Lately, Rengifo has been particularly hot. He came into Saturday’s game hitting .328 with a .397 on-base percentage in his previous 18 games.Ausmus said Rengifo has improved lately, especially in his plate discipline, but he’d still like to keep him at the bottom of the order because of his inexperience. He was playing in his 51st big league game on Saturday.“He’s getting comfortable at the major league level,” Ausmus said.Related Articles ALSOJC Ramírez will have at least one more rehab outing at Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday, Ausmus said. Ramírez, who has nearly completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery, gave up three runs in six innings on Friday night, after allowing two runs in five innings in his previous start. Even if the Angels believed Ramírez was ready for the majors now, they could have him pitch again at Triple-A because the All-Star break pushes back the need for him in the majors…Keynan Middleton, who is also coming back from Tommy John surgery, was “good,” Ausmus said, in his the first game of his rehab, on Friday night. Middleton pitched in the Arizona League on Friday night, but he is likely to move up to Class-A Inland Empire next, Ausmus said.UP NEXTAngels (LHP José Suarez, 2-1, 5.40) at Astros (RHP José Urquidy, 0-0, 4.91), 11:10 a.m. PT, Fox Sports West Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error